30+ Thanksgiving Treats Your Kids Will Gobble Up

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While other holidays often get more attention for their kid-friendly features, there’s something very special about Thanskgiving. It’s a time of year where we’re encouraged to take a step back and reflect on all of the things that make us fortunate in life. And, it’s the perfect chance to model this mindfulness for our children, as well.

As the seasons continue to change and it starts to feel like things are slowing down a bit, it’s the perfect time to gather and spend time with loved ones. You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving dinner to engage in some quality time with your little ones, though. Now’s the perfect time to make some new memories, and we can’t think of a better way to do just that than an afternoon in the kitchen making a yummy treat to share.

If you can’t think of the perfect treat, don’t worry. We’ve complied a list of the best festive Thanksgiving treats that we know your little turkeys will gobble up.

1. Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

Though apple and pumpkin are the Crown Jewels of the season, let’s not forget about another delicious fall flavor: maple.

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2. Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats happen to be one of my favorite treats from my childhood. I guarantee if my mom and I had put together this pumpkin pie version back in the day, it wouldn’t have lasted longer than a few hours.

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3. Chocolate Lasagna

Just when I thought nothing could ever top actual lasagna, this curve ball of a recipe shows up. Layers of chocolate? I’m sold!

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4. Turkey Treat Bags

How cute are these turkey treat bags?! Not only will your little ones love to eat them, they’ll have fun putting them together too.

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5. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

This is the autumnal spin on one of my favorite sweet treats that I never knew I needed but couldn’t be happier that it exists.

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Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

6. Pecan Pie Bars

Love pie but want to switch it up a bit? Try these decadent pecan pie bars that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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7. Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies

When a treat is as fun as it is tasty, I’m hooked. These nutter butter turkey cookies are simply too cute to pass up and a perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

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8. Easy Apple Pie Bites

When you don’t want to make a whole pie but have a hankering for the flavor, these simple apple pie bites will be perfect.

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9. Fall Chex Mix

Mix things up your next family movie night by swapping the same old popcorn with this seasonal Chex Mix treat. We wouldn’t be surprised if it’s gone before the opening credits are complete.

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10. Three-Ingredient Caramel Apple Cider

When you work up a thirst from all that baking, whip up this three-ingredient caramel apple cider for everyone to share.

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11. Easy Pumpkin Ice Cream

Ice cream is appropriate all times of the year, even when it’s chilly outside. Make it extra festive at home by making this easy pumpkin ice cream recipe.

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12. Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

There’s not much that’s more fun to make together as a family than cupcakes, and this recipe is perfect for this time of year. Your little ones will be arguing over who gets to lick the bowl!

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13. Turkey Oreo Balls

If you or your little ones are a fan of the sandwich cookie like me, Oreo balls don’t even need to look this cute for me to want to gobble them up, it’s just an added bonus.

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14. Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes

We can’t get over how adorable these mini bundt cakes are and we’re even more impressed by the taste!

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15. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pumpkins

This recipe doesn’t just turn out adorably, it’s also super simple and one that everyone will have fun making together.

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16. Apple Cider Floats

This recipe takes root beer floats to a whole new level and we are here for it.

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Source: Grandbaby Cakes

17. Fall Charcuterie Board

This kid-friendly fall charcuterie is such a fun idea to put together and snack on with your little ones. Put this together before throwing on one of your family’s favorite movies and you’re in for the perfect night.

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18. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding

In my opinion, pudding is one of the most underrated treats. It’s simple and delicious, and this pumpkin pie version takes it to the next level.

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19. Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

I know this isn’t possible, but I can practically taste these cookies melting in my mouth just by looking at them, and that’s enough for me to give them a try.

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Source: Baker by Nature

20. Pumpkin Cake

Sometimes we’re just in the mood for cake. This pumpkin cake is perfect for the season and will leave your taste buds fully satisfied.

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Source: Sally’s Baking Recipes

21. Baked Apple Empanadas

Honeycrisp apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and more fall ingredients come together in these warm, delicious empanadas. 

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22. Caramel Apple Popcorn Bars

When sweet and salty flavors are combined it’s almost always a wonderful combination. These caramel apple popcorn bars bring the best of both worlds together in perfect harmony.

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Source: A Classic Twist

23. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Make everyone’s favorite sugar cookies from scratch at home with this delicious recipe.

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Source: Sugar Spun Run

24. Homemade Hot Chocolate

It’s time to face it—it’s starting to get chillier out. When the weather cools off, my favorite way to keep my hands warm is to never be too far away from a cup of hot chocolate.

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25. Dutch Apple Cookies

Beware: once you bake these you won’t be able to stop eating them. But we promise, they’re worth every calorie.

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Source: Lovely Little Kitchen

26. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Think Ritz Bits peanut butter sandwiches, but replaced with pretzels and peanut butter that’s actually creamy, all coated in yummy chocolate. You’re left with bite-sized mouthfuls of joy that won’t disappoint. Swap in an alternative creamy filling for a nut-free option!

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27. Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

A DIY snack mix that incorporates a dimension of gratitude that’s very ’tis the season. While this food blogger includes a free printable of blessings, you can certainly change up this mix’s ingredients and come up with your own recipe of blessings! 

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28. Chocolate Caramel Apple Bark

Homemade caramel sauce meets silky chocolate, salty pretzels, and sweet-tart juicy apples in this rather healthy rendition of holiday bark. The flavorful variety of so many tastes at once makes it hard to stop eating. Garnish it with some colorful sprinkles for an extra fun treat!

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29. Pumpkin Cookie Dough Dip

What kiddo doesn’t jump at the chance to eat spoonfuls of cookie dough batter before it has made its way to the oven? This pumpkin cookie dough dip recipe doesn’t let raw eggs ruin the delight of diving right into the batter! Makes a great pairing with apple slices and cinnamon sugar pita chips.

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30. Caramel Apple Trifles

For delightful parfaits that slip in a serving of fruit, try this layered cinnamon treat. It combines brown sugar and cinnamon-spun apples, cinnamon granola, and fresh cinnamon whipped cream. Kids will love having a helping hand in the whipping cream process, witnessing the cream transform into its cloud-like final result.

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Source: Life, Love and Sugar

31. Turkey Fruit Plate

For when you’ve all indulged in enough sugary, creamy treats–try creating this colorful and elaborate fruit plate, arranged into the appearance of a turkey thanks to the Bosc pear for the turkey’s body!

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Source: One Lovely Life

32. Roly Poly Pumpkin Cookies

Got kiddos who appreciate the pumpkin cheer of the season, but can’t stand the taste? This is the perfect frosted sugar cookie recipe that showcases pumpkin in appearance only! To make these extra kid-friendly, invite them to join in the frosting decorating process and to sprinkle some of their favorite candies on top.

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